Velocity 2012 Schedule: Full Listing

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity 2012 (schedule subject to change).

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Monday, 06/25/2012

9:00am

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Operations Ballroom ABCD
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Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 24 ratings)
A team of just 4 people scaled Typekit from an idea to a service delivering fonts to hundreds of thousands of websites. In this talk, we'll discuss how cloud services and the right amount of thinking allow small teams to deliver huge websites without big headaches. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B1
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Bryan McQuade (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 50 ratings)
Come learn about the factors that influence web performance metrics such as onload, time to first byte, and above the fold time, as well as which web performance best practices can be applied to optimize each metric. We'll spend time doing deep dive analyses of example web pages to see which factors influence these metrics as well as what can be done to speed them up. Read more.
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Mobile Performance Mission City B4
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Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 23 ratings)
While perceived download speed is vital to web application performance, mobile brings additional concerns to the table. Mobile devices have limited bandwidth, limited storage, limited memory and limited battery life. With mobile device constraints in mind, use best mobile practices to develop responsive, effective web applications that perform regardless of OS or device. Read more.

10:30am

Ballroom Foyer
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11:00am

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Sponsored Ballroom EF
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Eddie Satterly (Splunk)
Average rating: *....
(1.92, 12 ratings)
Join Expedia to learn how they achieve operational efficiencies by using Splunk to ensure uptime, improve service delivery, optimize SEO/SEM and improve dev/ops collaboration. Read more.
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Operations Ballroom ABCD
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Jon Cowie (Etsy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 20 ratings)
I'll talk about how to make Chef a less intimidating learning experience for beginners and advanced users alike by getting under the hood, taking a critical approach and experimenting. I'll delve into the Chef source code with real world examples of writing Knife plugins. I'll show some best practices we adopt at Etsy and how we've made Chef an integral part of our Engineering team's workflow. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B1
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Aaron Kulick (Xiphoid Industries), Cliff Crocker (SOASTA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 30 ratings)
We (Cliff Crocker & Aaron Kulick) will take the audience through a working session that will leave them with a functional Web Performance Dashboard that they can customize to their individual needs. We will cover some of the available open source projects and tools as well as discuss the importance of synthetic vs real user monitoring (R.U.M.) and how they can be combined in a single pane. Read more.
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Mobile Performance Mission City B4
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Matt Welsh (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 17 ratings)
Measuring mobile website performance is often pretty hairy, involving a lot of mobile-specific knowledge. This tutorial aims to demystify the process by offering a deep dive into the many issues that impact mobile web performance, and cover some of the tools for measuring and tuning the performance of mobile sites. Read more.

1:45pm

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Sponsored Ballroom EF
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Shahar Erez (VMware), Komal Mangtani (VMware)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
Make your applications cloud ready while gaining application framework and architecture freedom of choice. Learn how VMware is simplifying, automating and standardizing the process of building, deploying and managing applications on hybrid cloud environments. Read more.
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Operations Ballroom ABCD
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Teresa Dietrich (WebMD), Derek Chang (WebMD)
Average rating: **...
(2.68, 22 ratings)
Using Outage and Incident Analysis templates we have developed and refined at WebMD, we will walk you through conducting your own investigation. We will cover everything from which data to collect, meaningful metrics to calculate, and how to feed your findings back into impacting improvements for the next event. We want to help you turn the trauma of an outage into a operational triumph. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B1
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Ian White (Neustar)
Average rating: **...
(2.46, 28 ratings)
Tools like YSlow and PageSpeed have popularized the notion that we can dramatically optimize the performance of our websites. But actually implementing those recommendations often puts a heavy burden on the development and deployment process. Come learn about real-world techniques using open source software to increase your website performance without drastically changing the way you develop. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B4
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Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 9 ratings)
Puppet is a great tool for getting real work done shockingly quickly, but it's also fantastically and easily extensible. In this talk, Luke Kanies, the founder of Puppet, will discuss how Puppet has focused on extensibility and its resultant benefits, including easier integration with other tools. Read more.

3:45pm

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Sponsored Ballroom EF
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Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu), Juan Negron (Canonical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Come join Juju experts who will answer your questions about writing your own Juju Charms to to easily deploy scalable services in the cloud. These tutorials are geared to software developers who want to contribute charms to the wider devops community in order to make deploying in the public and private cloud easier. Read more.
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Operations Ballroom ABCD
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Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 19 ratings)
If you've read "How to Lie with Statistics," are you immune to numerical tricks? Not a session for math geeks, this tutorial is instead about how to determine what matters and what doesn't, how to see what's missing as well as what you're shown, and how to turn numbers into knowledge Read more.
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Mobile Performance Mission City B1
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Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.90, 20 ratings)
Two years ago, Velocity attendees watched as an unsuspecting website was subjected to automated optimization before their eyes in the workshop "The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle", rated one of the top 10 sessions of Velocity 2010. This year, Hooman Beheshti is back - this time to demonstrate the impact of advanced _mobile_ optimization techniques on another unsuspecting website. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B4
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Mitchell Hashimoto (HashiCorp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
Whether you use Chef, Puppet, or just basic shell scripting, there seems to be no clear way to incrementally develop and test scripts to provision a system. In this talk I'll introduce using local virtual machines managed by Vagrant as a way to achieve this, shortening the feedback loop and increasing productivity and confidence of configuration management script development. Read more.

5:30pm

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Pool Area
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Akamai is serious about web performance and operations, but they still like to have fun. Join Akamai by the poolside to network with fellow Velocity attendees while enjoying great food, drink and entertainment. Read more.

7:30pm

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Mission City Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’ll find out again this year at Ignite Velocity. Read more.

Tuesday, 06/26/2012

7:30am

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Upstairs Foyer
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Are you an early riser and looking for another opportunity to connect with your fellow web ops and performance professionals? Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with other Velocity attendees? Join these informal conversations before the main program gets underway on Tuesday morning. To lead a Coffee Birds of a Feather table, sign up at board in the main conference Registration area. Read more.

8:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 20 ratings)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders and John Allspaw Read more.

8:40am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Jay Parikh (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 47 ratings)
Facebook infrastructure head Jay Parikh shares key learnings from the company's work to build an infrastructure fast and reliable enough to keep more than 800 million users happy, but flexible enough to support rapid product iteration and major product evolutions like Timeline. Read more.

9:10am

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Mission City Ballroom
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John Rauser (Amazon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 46 ratings)
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'" -Isaac Asimov Read more.

9:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Mike Brittain (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 34 ratings)
Front-end engineers and product managers need to consider the impact of back-end service outages into their product design. We'll focus on design patterns and practices that will provide your site's users with a viable product, despite any back-end service degradations. Read more.

9:45am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Arvind Jain (Google), Dominic Hamon (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 26 ratings)
We will present techniques to predict user activity in the browser using learning models as well as hints provided by page authors and share the real world speed gains observed using such predictions. Read more.

10:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Patrick Meenan (Google), Bryan McQuade (Google), Dallas Marlow (Tumblr), Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 23 ratings)
Tuesday Lightning Demos Read more.

11:00am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Richard Cook (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
Average rating: ****.
(4.51, 39 ratings)
Keynote by Dr. Richard Cook Read more.

11:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Vik Chaudhary (Keynote)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 12 ratings)
Learn how you can use the open standard Web Timing API to frame your performance timings in the context of measuring the user experience. Reshape how Operations teams analyze and communicate the performance metrics of today’s web applications and sites, with a strong operational focus on performance timings, baselines, and actionable alerts. Read more.

11:45am

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Exhibit Hall
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Have a particular topic you'd like to discuss with other Velocity attendees over lunch on Tuesday? Head to the back of the Exhibit Hall lunch area to see the topics and join the conversations. Read more.

1:00pm

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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Session by Jason Grigsby, Mobile Strategist, Co-Founder, Cloud Four Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
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Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 15 ratings)
We've all seen articles about using performance data to make good decisions. Detailed telemetry data from some specific portion of the system is analyzed, conclusions are drawn and success is had. The part that is never discussed is how "specific portions" of the systems were selected for telemetry collection. No data? No answers. Don't put the cart before the horse. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Matthew Steele (Google), Roberto Peon (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 12 ratings)
In this talk we’ll start with a quick overview of SPDY and the mechanisms it employs to improve latency.  We’ll then discuss the current options available for enabling SPDY on your own sites, and go over best practices and tools for optimizing your site for SPDY delivery, such as server push and TCP window size tuning.  We’ll finish with a live demo, enabling and optimizing a site for SPDY. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Stephen Ludin (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
CDNs have evolved and adapted to accelerate the uncachable. In this talk, we will dig deeper into these techniques, show how they work, explain when they should be used, and discuss the problems that still remain unsolved. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom F
Moderated by:
Anupam Singh (MarketShare Inc)
Panelists:
Stephen Condon (Limelight Networks), Jeff Hughes (Limelight Networks)
At this session, you will hear from technology experts including Jeff Hughes, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Limelight Networks and Anupam Singh, CTO of MarketShare. Gain insights on how SaaS technologies can accelerate marketing efforts through automation and website performance to ultimately deliver results and orchestrate a brilliant digital presence. Read more.

1:45pm

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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Brian LeRoux, Adobe Systems Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Raffi Krikorian (Twitter), Arya Asemanfar (Twitter, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.37, 19 ratings)
Our talk covers the migration of the Twitter architecture from primarily Ruby on Rails (RoR) to a JVM-based SOA system with emphasis on high performance, scalability, and resilience to failure. General lessons include the advantages of asynchronous, real-time architectures over synchronous, process / thread-oriented systems, as well as caching and data store patterns. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Buddy Brewer (LogNormal), Philip Tellis (SOASTA, INC), Carlos Bueno (MemSQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 13 ratings)
Real user monitoring is one of the best ways of learning "the truth" about what visitors experience on your web site, But there's a cost - the real world is messy and noisy making it hard to know exactly what's going on. In this session Buddy, Philip, and Carlos will walk you through a complete RUM implementation and show you how to turn your visitor data into actionable intelligence. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Chris Selvig (Market Live), Shawn White (Keynote Systems)
In 2008 MarketLive, a provider of eCommerce software, services and expertise designed specifically for mid to upper tier retailers, delivered average page performance of 8-9 sec. and avg. availability of 99.7%. Today they can offer 1-2 sec. load times and 99.95% availability. This is the story of that 4 year journey and the data-driven approach they used to get there. Read more.

2:30pm

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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
Angela Nicoara (Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Despite the explosive growth of smartphones and growing popularity of mobile web browsing, the energy consumed by a phone browser while surfing the web is poorly understood. In this talk, we present an infrastructure for measuring the precise energy used by a mobile browser to render web pages. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
James Turnbull (Docker)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 19 ratings)
Rollback doesn't exist. It's not real. It's a fantasy, a dream, a delusion. Any vendor who tells you they have a rollback capability is lying to you. And lying to you in a downright dangerous way that will come back to haunt you at 4am in a war room when someone says: "We can't fix this. Let's roll back the deployment." Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
I will talk about the different types of performance automation solutions available on the market, how they fit with various site architectures and operational considerations you need to take into account for each of them. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Greg Smith (Citrix Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
This presentation will examine in detail how leading webscale, public cloud and enterprise IT organizations are retooling their networks to better deliver cloud services. Read more.

3:50pm

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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
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Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
Mobile apps and mobile web are increasingly important but they have a number of different performance characteristics to desktop Web applications. There are two major differences: the network performance (latency, RTT) and device capabilities (CPU, memory). It is possible to use Node.js to mitigate these issues in two ways, improved web service performance and server-side page rendering. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Shyam Mittur (Yahoo! Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.62, 8 ratings)
The nature of abuse has changed drastically with the global adoption of the Internet. Platform tools and services developed years ago are no longer adequate. This talk describes changing characteristics of abuse, the evolution of our technical strategy to combat abuse, operational challenges and the development of a new framework to help combat abuse in the next decade. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Aaron Peters (Turbobytes), Sajal Kayan (Turbobytes)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Do you have site visitors in different countries or continents? Then it's likely you use a CDN as the 'latency killer' that improves performance. But does it indeed make your site faster? Do you know how well your CDN is performing? In this session, you will learn about today's CDN performance variance and how to monitor, analyze and optimize CDN performance. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Patrick Lightbody (New Relic), Lew Cirne (New Relic), Patrick Meenan (Google), Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks), Chris Haag (Cedexis)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Sit in with a panel of performance tool developers to examine performance bottlenecks while developing a website. Listen and compare notes on how these developers are working to address website optimization and what best practices they have identified in their respective fields. Read more.

4:35pm

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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
Guy Podjarny (Akamai Technologies Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Mobile is different. Gaps in the networks, hardware and software used separates the mobile world from the desktop world. But for web performance, these differences are NOT equally important. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B1
Michael Nygard (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 14 ratings)
Application failures follow patterns. That's a relief, because it means we can apply some common solutions. This talk discusses architecture and design patterns that will give your application robust uptime in the face of "interesting" and "exciting" events: partial failures, overloads, and slow responses. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Marcel Duran (Google Inc.), David Calhoun (CBS Interactive)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Why is this page rendering so slow? YSlow and other performance analysis tools give useful advices on improving the page load speed, how about after the page is loaded when users are actually interacting with it? The results of a data driven experiment with a handful of FE techniques in different browsers and devices will provide new YSlow ruleset of advices to boost rendering and user experience Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Matt Atterbury (Google Inc), Mustafa Tikir (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Monitoring real world speed of a website or application is a difficult task. We'll look at Google Analytics' Web Timing API, providing fine grained real world speed data to its publishers. Web developers typically must trade off maintainability and agility against latency. We'll analyze how mod_pagespeed accelerates web front-end performance, the transforms it makes, and their affect on speed. Read more.

5:20pm

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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
This talk highlights the basics of mobile browser interactions with the graphics processing unit (GPU). You will uncover how the layout engine leverages hardware acceleration, covering from acceleration of drawing primitives, the use of multithreaded tiled backing store, as well as advanced layer compositing. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Ken King (Yammer), James Sheridan (Yammer.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 11 ratings)
Yammer started in the colo world. We didn’t put a lot of thought into where to set up after we had a initial version of our product. If we did it over again we may have started in the Cloud. We have developed a hybrid approach that uses both EC2, S3 and a colo facility. We see advantages to using both the Cloud and the Colo. Make the right decision early is important. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Dan Webb (Twitter Inc), Rob Sayre (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
When users come to Twitter.com, the first thing they want to do is read their timeline. We're currently rolling out performance improvements aimed at delivering this content as fast as possible. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Charlie Hunt (Salesforce.com), Venkatesh Katari (Salesforce.com), Kiran Polavarapu (Salesforce.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
We will discuss how Salesforce.com has addressed the challenges of measuring mobile performance, backend applications scalability with increased mobile client traffic, and monitoring the performance of software services. A demo of our new Mobile performance measuring tool we developed called Paparazzi and a monitoring and triage tool called Lighthouse using open source tools will be shown. Read more.

6:00pm

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Exhibit Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 26 after sessions for the Velocity Exhibit Hall Reception. Visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, drop by the Velocity Ladies Lounge for networking, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks. *Sponsored by Basho* Read more.

8:00pm

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Santa Clara Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Join Dyn, a world leading IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, for an exciting evening where the worlds of music and technology (among other things) will collide. The event will feature live music, food, drinks and great networking on Tuesday, June 26. Dyn welcomes all Velocity participants to join the fun. Read more.

Wednesday, 06/27/2012

7:45am

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Magnolia Room
Join us for a scrumptious hot breakfast and a talk about the future of Dropbox. Read more.

8:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Steve Souders (Fastly), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 14 ratings)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders and John Allspaw, open the second day of keynotes. Read more.

8:40am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Mike Christian (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 21 ratings)
Data-centers DO fail, sometimes for the oddest of reasons. From frying squirrels to unspun gyros, the last decade has seen it all: hurricane and heat wave, fire and flood, even the threat of a nuclear meltdown. We'll chronicle the mundane to the insane, showing the reality of major data-center outages, interleaved with solutions and strategies for recovery. Read more.

8:55am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Ben Galbraith (Walmart.com), Dion Almaer (Walmart.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.96, 25 ratings)
Apple's iPhone SDK has been the largest disruption to software development since the Web, sparking the creation in a few short years of the largest medium for consumer engagement in the world, eclipsing the Web, movies, and even television. Read more.

9:15am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Albert Wenger (Union Square Ventures)
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 21 ratings)
Albert Wenger, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures Read more.

9:35am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Frank Ober (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.20, 15 ratings)
Frank Ober, sr. performance architect at Intel, will ask the audience some though-provoking questions about their methods and tools for ensuring superior application performance. This will serve as a preview to Franks' session "Toward Agile APM: Application Performance Management at Intel" on Wednesday, June 27th 1:00-1:40pm, Ballroom E. Read more.

9:40am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Stephen Ludin (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 15 ratings)
Understanding how users view and consume your site’s content is critical to optimizing the performance of your online business. By virtue of fulfilling nearly 2 trillion daily requests for content, Akamai is in a unique position to share ongoing analysis of Web traffic and user behavior. Read more.

9:45am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Alois Reitbauer (Compuware APM Division)
Average rating: **...
(2.73, 11 ratings)
An increasing number of solutions for getting performance data directly in the browser are emerging. New W3C standards provide easy access to network related information. However, some of the really problems still persist. Read more.

9:50am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Sunil Potti (Citrix Systems Inc)
Average rating: **...
(2.44, 9 ratings)
3 ways of cloud scale, 1 network approach. Hear how some of the largest Internet and Cloud providers have successfully transformed to a elastic, expandable and simplified network. Read more.

9:55am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Auguste Goldman (Go Daddy)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 14 ratings)
You may know Go Daddy for its Super Bowl commercials and controversies, but there's something much more serious going on at Go Daddy these days. CIO Auguste Goldman reveals how Go Daddy is evolving its approach with technology and transparency. Read more.

10:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Marcel Duran (Google Inc.), Nat Duca (Google), Lindsey Simon (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Rapid fire talks from Marcel Duran, Nat Duca, and Lindsey Simon. Read more.

11:00am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 24 ratings)
Jesse Robbins (Cofounder of Opscode) explains how to be a force for Awesome. He will explain how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change (& share his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it ;-). Jesse will teach you just enough Business Speak to be dangerous while you infect your organization with awesome, make your job better, and get more done. Read more.

11:30am

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Mission City Ballroom
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Patrick Lightbody (New Relic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Join us during Neustar's sponsored keynote and learn how companies can gain real insights in real-time. Read more.

1:00pm

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Velocity Culture Ballroom ABCD
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Kate Matsudaira (popforms)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
At conferences there are always talks covering technical strategies, new tools and software, but this talk will aim to cover something completely different – the soft skills needed to be the very best at any job in operations or engineering. The talk will cover strategies and techniques to help the audience go from being a consistent 7 to moving up a level and reaching a 10. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Dave Mangot (Salesforce.com), Peter Phaal (InMon Corp.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
This session provides an introduction to the open source host sFlow, approach to application monitoring. By using sFlow we can get near real-time metrics, with minimal overhead, not only on our networks, but also of our hosts and applications (e.g. Apache, Nginx, memcached, Java, Tomcat, and node.js). We can use that data to learn about the performance of our stack in a truly holistic way. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Luz Caballero (Opera Software), Tony Gentilcore (Google), Taras Glek (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Opera, Firefox & Chrome Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Frank Ober (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Join Frank Ober, senior application architect at Intel, for an overview of Intel's application performance management strategy and implementation. Find out how one of the largest manufacturers in the world has made APM a core element of agile application development and is using it today to stay competitive, ensure customer satisfaction, and deliver top-notch service. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom F
Kapil Thangavelu (Canonical), Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu)
Come join Juju experts who will answer your questions about writing your own Juju Charms to to easily deploy scalable services in the cloud. These tutorials are geared to software developers who want to contribute charms to the wider devops community in order to make deploying in the public and private cloud easier. Read more.

1:45pm

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Velocity Culture Ballroom ABCD
Tim Lossen (wooga - world of gaming)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 9 ratings)
Wooga has always been numbers-driven, but last year putting core metrics up on dashboards really took off in our office. In this talk, I present some cool real-life examples, and give practical advice on both the hardware and software side of creating custom dashboards. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Paul Querna (Rackspace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 13 ratings)
Logging is a critical component in an application, but it is often overlooked. When you treat logs as another event stream, they can create previously unseen value. In this session we look into building better logging systems for distributed applications, structured logging, transporting the logs, how to process and analyze these logs, and how to take action based on them. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Jim Houska (Cars.com), David Beran (Cars.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.29, 7 ratings)
Our presentation reveals how we were able to quickly scale our Cars.com web site to handle the huge onrush of visitors driven by our Super Bowl XLVI advertising campaign. Read more.

2:30pm

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Velocity Culture Ballroom ABCD
Mandi Walls (Opscode)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
The momentum gathered by DevOps and Continuous Integration in small, flexible organizations is hard to mimic in large enterprises, but the cultural change that is necessary to evolve with these methodologies isn't unattainable. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Joshua Hoffman (SoundCloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 15 ratings)
How many people does it take to roll out and manage thousands of servers in a complex environment? With the right approach, a small team CAN effectively manage any size environment. This talk covers tips and techniques you can use right now to speed up and scale your system administration workflow. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
This presentation will be streamed live.
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 11 ratings)
We use JavaScript timers via setTimeout() all the time, but few really understand how they work and their performance implications. As animations and complex processes become more common, a good understanding of how timers work, as well as the new alternatives, is key to good front-end performance. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Lucy Mendel (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Rackspace developer, Lucy Mendel, will explain how her team developed Gutsy, a dashboard app that gives better visibility and control of data aggregated via the URI devops.json to offer a data-driven approach to keeping track of complex collaborative projects. She will offer real-world examples of how Gutsy significantly improved access, aggregation, bootstrapping and automation. Read more.

3:50pm

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Operations Ballroom ABCD
Jan Schaumann (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
Simplicity pays in scalability. Simplicity pays in security. Instead of building "optimized" systems based on more complex solutions, focus on simplifying interfaces, code and, yes, technologies used. Instead of rearchitecting your entire infrastructure, re-learn some basic unix philosophy and appreciate the simple things in life. Screw the new hotness, here comes sanity. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
This presentation will be streamed live.
Yashwanth Nelapati (Pinterest), Marty Weiner (Pinterest)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 11 ratings)
Pinterest.com has grown to billions of page views per month in just under a year, and the number one question we're asked at parties is "what's in your stack?" Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Mike Brittain (Etsy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
A wealth of performance and debugging data can be found in your web server logs. Graphs and trend lines are far better tools than a terminal and the find utility for analyzing what's happening in your logs. In this talk, we'll demonstrate some simple workflows for converting what's in your logs into graphs. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Nathan Dye (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Previously, developers who wanted to improve the performance of their dynamic content had limited options, as the solutions offered by traditional CDNs are expensive and difficult to manage. In this session you will learn how Amazon CloudFront improves dynamic application performance and the best practices for integrating the service into your current apps. Read more.

4:10pm

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Web Performance Mission City B4
Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Adding social widgets such as the Like button, Twitter or Google+ buttons helps drive traffic and engagement to your web site. But it does come at the price: more HTTP requests, more JavaScript to parse and execute. This session shows how you can minimize the cost of including 3rd party code to your pages. Read more.

4:35pm

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Velocity Culture Ballroom ABCD
Steve Bennett (Daemon Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
In this presentation I will explore how we as IT professionals can learn from the medical profession when it comes to diagnosing particularly complex issues. Read more.
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Operations Mission City B1
Tom Daly (Dyn Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Your job – make sure your business’s website or ecommerce storefront is running fast and is always available to your customers. Why is this important? Research shows (and we are all aware) of how impatient people are when surfing the Web. Even a .5 millisecond slower response or load time, can mean the difference between a customer and a lost opportunity for conversion. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
Paul Irish said there a four primary concerns for CSS Performance: selector matching, style recalculation, reflows, and repaints. All of those are impacted by the efficiency of your CSS. In this session, Nicole will detail the tools every UI engineering team needs to figure out when and why their CSS has become slow. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Sudhir Menon (VMware)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
One of the challenges of managing applications at Cloud-scale is data access. As your application and the number of its users grow, the database becomes your bottleneck and slows down your application. Attend this session to learn how vFabric SQLFire, an in-memory and horizontally scalable distributed SQL database, can give you the speed and scale you need in a substantially simpler way. Read more.

5:20pm

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Velocity Culture Ballroom ABCD
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 11 ratings)
Adam Jacob comes at you with the infamous Choose Your Own Adventure talk. Read more.
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Velocity Culture Mission City B1
Nathan Yergler (Eventbrite)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
"Technical debt" is a fact of life for most projects that are lucky enough to reach maturity or a wide user base. How that technical debt is managed can determine whether a project continues to thrive or collapses under its own weight. This talk will discuss strategies for learning from your debt and evolving systems, while still serving customers. Read more.
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Web Performance Mission City B4
Moderated by:
Lindsey Simon (Google)
Panelists:
Nicholas Zakas (Box), Chris Joel (Cloudflare), Kyle Simpson (Getify Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
JavaScript is everywhere from mobile phones and tablets to e-readers and TVs. With such a wide range of supported environments developers are often looking for an easy way to compare the performance between snippets, browsers, and devices. jsPerf.com was created to help devs do just that. This panel will showcase the best dev-created benchmarks and "best" practices debunked by real-world tests. Read more.
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Sponsored Ballroom E
Sven Hammar (Apica Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Do you know the limits of your cloud application? Want to know what one million users look like? Mastering testing capacity for cloud and mobile applications can be challenging but it is critical to any successful application launch. Knowing how many users your application can handle is just one part of it. Understanding why and what to do about it is just as important. Read more.

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